Micropollutant Removal

Your Challenge

Increasingly sensitive analytical techniques are enabling regulators to identify the presence of organic micropollutants in both water and wastewater.

Organic Micropollutants (OMPs) are low and trace levels of synthetic organic substances released in water through human activity. They can be found in industrial, agricultural and domestic wastewater streams. Some of the most difficult-to-treat wastewater contains micropollutants such as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), personal care products (PCPs), toxic chemicals, endocrine disruptive compounds (EDCs), and emerging contaminants.

Make Wastewater Safe for Discharge or Reuse

Inadequately treated effluent containing organic micropollutants is causing environmental and public health concern on a global scale. Regulation states that when discharging to the sewer or the environment, levels of micropollutants must not breach specified limits and fines are issued when they do. As conventional wastewater treatment processes were not designed to remove organic micropollutants, they can persist treatment and residues are found in water bodies around the world.

Another environmental concern is the amount of water being consumed in industrial processes and also the contribution this has to operational costs for business owners. Many organisations are turning to a more sustainable method of water use which includes reusing process water following treatment to reduce environmental impact and overheads.

Make Source Water Safe

Water drawn from rivers, boreholes or underground aquifers can often be contaminated by organic micropollutants, meaning that it requires careful treatment prior to domestic use or use as industrial process water. These pollutants can enter water sources from hazardous waste sites, landfills, pesticides used for agriculture and industrial activity. Therefore, it is important that utilities companies continue to monitor the composition of the water they are extracting and implement an effective treatment solution for these tough-to-treat substances. Energy use for the removal of micropollutants to below regulatory limits averages 0.1 to 0.3 kWh/m³*.


* all ranges supplied are based on treatment experience and values are to be validated for each individual project following an in-depth treatability trial.

Our Solution

Arvia’s onsite Nyex™ Treatment Systems provide a treatment solution in various applications relating to wastewater discharge, wastewater reuse and source water applications around the world.

Arvia’s design specialists optimise each system to preferentially treat the micropollutants found in your wastewater stream, enabling the treated water to meet individual discharge regulations. If preferred, treated water is also safe for reuse as process water within the business. This saves utility costs and boosts positive Corporate Social Responsibility as pressures rise in relation to sustainable operations.

The Nyex™ system can be installed as a standalone treatment or retrofitted into an existing treatment train. This is of particular benefit when water is extracted for distribution by utilities companies as micropollutants found in source water can surpass traditional treatment.

Arvia are committed to providing a cost and technologically effective and sustainable solution for reaching the goal of micropollutant-free water and wastewater.

Micropollutant Removal

Arrange a trial

Arrange a treatability trail to see how effective Arvia’s Nyex™ Treatment Systems are in removing your contaminants of concern.

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